Richie Richardson, one of the founding fathers of the Lashings All-Stars, has been knighted on his home island of Antigua.
Sir Richie was given the honour at a ceremony during the West Indies one-day international victory over England at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium on Friday, alongside two other West Indies legends, Andy Roberts and Curtley Ambrose. Ambrose, like Richards, is a former Lashings player.
Sir Viv was the only previous cricketer from Antigua & Barbuda to be knighted. On behalf of everyone at Lashings we congratulate them all on this magnificent achievement.
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Abdul Latif Quraishi
THE Lashings All-Stars were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Abdul Latif Quraishi, the father of long-serving Lashings wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif.
Abdul Latif's memorial service was held this week and it was attended by a huge number of mourners, including representatives from the Pakistan Cricket Board and the National Stadium in Karachi.
Many of Rashid's former team mates also attended, including former Pakistan captains Wasim Bari and Moin Khan along with former world squash champion Jahangir Khan.
Lashings chairman David Folb said: "We are very sad to learn of Rashid's loss as he was a stalwart for Lashings for very many years and remains very much a part of the Lashings family. Our thoughts are with Rashid and his family at what must be a very difficult time."
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Abdul Latif RIP